Orange Drop Cookies II

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These are from my Russian heritage and we use them for a Christmas treat.

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Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • cup shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon rind into the flour mixture.

  3. Cream shortening and white sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Make the icing: Mix confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange rind into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the cookies have cooled spread the icing generously over the tops of the cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
9g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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